Month: May 2019

President’s Report

This is the time to finalize plans to attend the 2019 annual meeting in Tampa, Florida. The scientific program is complete and the social activities are scheduled to facilitate meeting with old friends and provide opportunities to build new relationships. We are very fortunate to have Professor June Medford as our Keynote Speaker. She will address “Synthetic Biology for Engineering Plant Genetic Circuits: from Predictable Electronic-like Functions to Innovative Desalination.” This topic should be of interest to all society members. One of the great strengths of the SIVB annual meeting is the opportunity to view topics in biology from...

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2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting – Final Program Update

The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) is excited to welcome you to sunny Central Florida to participate in the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting from June 8–12, 2019 at the Tampa Marriott Water Street Hotel & Marina.  The meeting will begin with a full day workshop titled “Advanced Flow Cytometry Applications and Data Analysis” on Saturday June 8. Sponsored by Beckman Coulter, this hands-on workshop will focus on various advanced areas in flow cytometry and fluidics for targeting and gene editing with specific biological applications. On Sunday, June 9, Dr. June Medford, Professor of Biology at Colorado State...

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Things to Know for the 2019 Meeting

Before you arrive in Tampa for the 2019 Meeting… We hope you are as excited as we are about the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting. Before you land in Sunny Florida, we wanted to make sure you had everything you needed to know, so take a moment to read up on what to expect during this year’s SIVB Annual Meeting. Then, when you get here you can just enjoy the program and events.  The final scientific program is now available online. SIVB is pleased to offer a mobile app for those attending the meeting which will offer attendees opportunities to...

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Journal Highlights

A submerged culture system for rapid micropropagation of an ornamental aquarium plant ‘Amazon sword’   The production of aquarium plants via tissue culture has emerged as a rising industry all over the world. Amazon sword plant (Echinodorus ‘Indian Red’) is an underwater aquatic plant, very popular among aquarium hobbyists worldwide, and currently retails in the online market for $4.59–$14.95 per plant. An efficient method for in vitro propagation and plantlet acclimatization of this ornamental aquarium plant was developed. In vitro plants were cultured in submerged conditions in a solid-liquid bilayer medium, the culture-vessels containing plant implanted in the solid...

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The Changing Landscape of Ag Biotech

And Then There Were 4: A Changing Landscape Impacting the Society and Its Members Over the past 2-3 years, the agricultural biotech and seeds industry has gone through another huge round of changes.  The resulting changes has impacted not only the industry but also the Society for In Vitro Biology and its members.  The plant section has been well supported by the industry with 6 (more or less) constant contributors over the years.  In addition, the society has been well supported by section and board members as employees of these businesses with large contingents from these large players attending...

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  • President’s Report

    The importance of mentors: The annual meeting presentations of the lifetime achievement awards are an opportunity to reflect on the successful careers of our fellow ...
  • 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update

    WELCOME TO THE 2019 IN VITRO BIOLOGY MEETING We are excited to welcome you to the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting, which will be held from ...
  • 2019 Meeting News

    There are so many exciting events happening during this year’s meeting.  Check out what’s new: Saturday, June 8: Advanced Flow Cytometry Applications and Data Analysis Tuesday Evening, ...
  • Education Committee Update – Issues in Biotechnology

    The SIVB is proud to announce that it has hosted a video recorded Lecture Series titled Issues in Biotechnologyon their website under the Education Tab; ...
  • In Memoriam

    Dr. Arthur McIntosh, Insect Cell Culturist and Virologist Dr. Art McIntosh, a pioneer in insect cell culture, passed away peacefully at his home, after a long ...
  • UN Biodiversity Conference Recap

    Explaining “Synthetic Biology” and defending Plant Science at the 2018 United Nations Biodiversity Conference While most of the US was focused on mid-term elections, Washington politics, ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Butyric acid induces spontaneous adipocyte differentiation of porcine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells Butyric acid (BA) affects the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) through the activation of different transcriptional pathways. The aim of ...
  • Member News

    Title of the volume: Transgenic Plants. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1864. Humana Press, New York, NY Editors : Sandeep Kumar, Pierluigi Barone, Michelle Smith This book ...
  • New Members

    SIVB Welcomes New Members in 2019 Huda Abmed Alzahrani, Eastern Illinois University Angelo Alvarez, Pierce College Jesse Argueta, California State, San Bernadino Mohammad Fazle Azim, Arkansas State University Richa Bajaj, ...
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The In Vitro Report accepts submissions from members or interested scientists. Submissions must include author’s name, address, phone, or other number where you can be reached. For additional information regarding submissions to In Vitro Report, contact Sylvia A. Mitchell or Michael J. Fay, Editors-in-Chief, by phone or email or contact the SIVB office.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Principles & Methods in Electrophysiology

    September 11 - September 13
  2. 2019 FAES Endocrinology Update Review at NIH

    September 23 - September 27
  3. Project Training Management for Scientists

    October 8 - October 9
  4. Flow Cytometry: Principles and Methods

    October 15 - October 18
  5. Engineering with CRISPR, TALENs & ZFNs

    November 4 - November 8